Wednesday, May 11, 2005


I came across a website yesterday that I can only describe as ingenious. The site describes itself as a reusable non-linear personal web notebook - but it's best if you check it out and see for yourself. It's called GTDTiddlyWiki and the best part is that you are encouraged to save the entire html file (a mere 123 KB) and create your own version for personal use. Even though the project is intended as a system for GTD - or Getting Things Done (according to the site, a simple and effective personal productivity method by David Allen), it could easily be used as an actual blog or about a hundred other things.

I find the term GTD a little corny, and think it's easy to turn GTD into just another thing you have to do, instead of using it as a tool. But, I do recognize that as an adult I have Things, most of which need to be Done at some point and it's easy for me to forget about them when they number more than 3. At work, I use Outlook to manage my projects, which works well because most of my incoming requests are via email. It's not that way at home, so I am going to try this out and see how it goes. My current system at home consists of piles of mail and lists that often get misplaced. Something tells me this will work better.

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